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. >> he says the obama administration is sending mixed messages when it comes to medical marijuana. prosecutors called him a major league drug trafficker. >> a coordinated effort today all 55,000 school students received same lesson friday. the topic, online safety and cyber bullying. it's an important lesson considering 56% of the children report being bullied in this way. >> not don't do this or that. it's here are great opportunities. how do you think about what you're going to do when using media and technology. >> do your parents know what is going on on the internet? >> sometimes. not really. >> students learned about privacy, a key lesson, considering popularity of facebook intsagram. >> just ahead rescue of dozens of hostages in algeria. the trade terrorists want to make for americans still being held. >> a surprising new discovery on the dream liner. turns out fires on board may be result of oakland charging batteries. >> from sanford a leading expert weighs in on the intersection of the martin luther king holiday and inauguration day. stay with us. the news at 6:00 contin
and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. >> the obama administration has rejected an offer to free two americans held by militants in algeria. in exchange for convicted terrorists. it has also been confirmed. one u-s worker has been found dead at the b-p natural gas plant seized by extremists. algerian forces launched a rescue operation yesterday. 650 workers were reportedly set free. a dozen others have been killed. secretary of state hillary clinton gave a statement on the situation earlier today. . let us not forget the this is an act of terror. the perpetrators are the terrorists. they are the ones of assaultive this facility, that have taken hostage algerians and others from around the world. >> pam: algerian state-run media says there are more hostages at the gas field complex. including americans. but the exact number is unclear. officials say at least twelve hostages have been killed, the militants say the number is almost triple that. at 35 deaths. >> sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s. nearly 70's in oakland and we could be warmer. with your holiday >> prosec
chris stevens. >> congressional republicans have accused the obama administration of ignoring signs of deteriorating security in libya. >> a 16 member panel called the sandy hook advisory commission, formed the best- after the connecticut school shooting will have its first meeting this week. >> the group will get updates on the shooting investigation and hear presentations from experts involved in the aftermath of the columbine and virginia tech tragedies. >> the group includes public safety mental health experts. the goal is to come up with recommendations on school safety, a mental health and gun violence prevention. the group's initial report is due by march 15th. >> still ahead of the 49ers have done it again. making the sports illustrated cover for the second week. we will be taking a closer look at the new cover when the kron 4 morning news continues. >> the upper midwest is entering a fourth straight day of frigid temperatures. >> the bitter cold yesterday burst pipes and forced schools closed down. >> the national weather service says the cold as it got on monday was in emb
with rescue gear. he says, he wants others to learn from his mistakes. the obama administration has flatly rejected an offer to free two americans held by militants in algeria. in exchange for convicted terrorists. it has been confirmed. one u-s worker has been found dead at the b-p natural gas plant seized by extremists. algerian forces launched a rescue operation yesterday. 650 workers were reportedly set free. a dozen others have been killed. it is still not clear exactly how many u-s workers are being held. philadelphia police have arrested a man blamed for a shocking act of violence in the city's subway. surveillance video shows what happened tuesday after asking a 23- year- old woman for a lighter. he returns and attacks her. eventually pulling her off a bench by her feet. and dragging her over to the tracks where he throws her off. fortunately, the woman managed to pull herself out quickly- and had only minor injuries. police used this video to track the man down. >> former new orleans mayor ray nagin has been indicted on federal corruption charges. a 25-page indictment. includes co
the obama administration respond responded to the attack and they've demanded to hear from clinton for months. the secretary was unable to make her previously scheduled tm in december due to illness, so this will be the first time that the secretary publicly answers questions about why officials denied multiple requests for additional security at the benghazi compound. she will also be asked about whether a lack of funding played a role in those decisions. clinton will try to refocus the testimony on her attempts to fix what investigators called systemic failures in leadership and management at senior levels at the state department. she will be prepped upon the department's response. a new high threat security was created and four officials were put on administrative leave as a result of the investigation, yet all four remain on the government payroll. the current chairman of the senate foreign relations committee is senator john kerry. he will not appear because he's busy preparing for his nomination hearings, which begin on thursday. he's expected to replace hil
ann. it's become a tradition with the obama administration. a day of giving back and for one san francisco woman, we spoke to who came all the way out here, this wasn't just a day for giving back. it was also one for giving thanks for an obama policy that she says saved her life. president obama rolled up his sleeves to help spruce up a washington, d.c. elementary school today. the president and first lady stained a bookshelf as part of the national day of service project. >> the very young people did some really good work and some of the older folks like me who it hurt getting our knees kind of bending down a little bit. we were able to manage also. >> reporter: vice president joe biden and his wife joined volunteers assembling care packages for soldiers. all told the white house says volunteers in all 50 states pitched in. ♪ ♪ at a volunteer summit designed to recruit year-round volunteers we met erica chain who came -- erica chain who came all the way from san francisco. she painted is washington, d.c. elementary school a day after meet
criticism of her and the obama administration like this from a republican senator and potential 2016 presidential hopeful, rand paul. >> had i been president at the time and found you did not read the cables from benghazi, did not read the cables, i would have relieved you from your post. i think it's inexcusable. >> president obama picked senator john kerry to lead the state department after ambassador susan rice withdrew her name. you'll recall rice caught a lot of flack over the benghazi attack. kerry is chairman of the senate foreign relations committee. >>> we are still talking about this probably for the last time, though. an inaugural official told cnn that pop star beyonce did not sing the national anthem live on inauguration day. the official asked to not be identified and it was beyonce herself who made the decision the night before. >> now you think it's done? >> i don't think we'll hear from her at least not for a while on this subject. yesterday there was at least a mystery, did she or did she. now it appears she didn't. there you go. >>> the truth about manti te'o, the
is unchanged since the last obama administration with more long-term unemployment numbers from 2.724.8 million people who have been unemployed for 27 years or longer. number of folks on food stamps up dramatically 47.5 million. overall the news for consumers here are not that good. ashley: it will not change the sensthissense of hang onto your. who knows when that will come. tracy: we need economic growth, so people can't have a suret se. tracy: you wonder if there is something. you wonder if we have had some kind of a breakthrough product, but we didn't see that. on the other hand consumer spending has been so pent up for so long, i expected this to be a giant season. gerri willis, what have you got going on tonight? >> have a lot of good stories going on, including darrell issa to talk about his investigations, and executives are calling on people all over the world who spend a lot of money, maybe as much as $14 trillion on green energy. they don't want to spend it, they want us to spend it. tracy: i'm sure they took their corporate jet over. tonight here on the fox business network. ashley:
of a fire in a lithium battery. >>> the obama administration has announced plans to sell its ownership stake in general motors. the government put $50 million into gm and chrysler. the plans to start selling its remaining shares over the past year or so. the selling price of the shares will determine if u.s. taxpayers take a loss on the bail out. >>> he's packing his bags, why this bay area 15-year-old was picked to attend monday's presidential inauguration. but first -- >> we all engage in some degree of deception and lying in order to get along. >> from professional athletes to every day joes, we ask why lying is just human nature for some. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or why it doesn't have to be an adventure to stick to your new year's budget. because safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. right now, a case of arrowhead water is just $3.33. folgers is $7.99 for the large size. that's a huge deal. rise and shine. simply orange oj is just $2.88. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. >>> lance arms
because of a fire in a lithium battery. >>> the obama administration has announced plans to sell its ownership stake in general motors. the government put $50 million into gm and chrysler. the plans to start selling its remaining shares over the past year or so. the selling price of the shares will determine if u.s. taxpayers take a loss on the bail out. >>> he's packing his bags, why this bay area 15-year-old was picked to attend monday's presidential inauguration. but first -- >> we all engage in some degree of deception and lying in order of deception and lying in order to meningococcal meningitis, a rare but serious disease. health officials recommend vaccination. go to voicesofmeningitis.org. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a
on the consulate in benghazi. congressional republicans have accused the obama administration of ignoring signs of deteriorating security in libya. four americans were killed including u.s. ambassador chris stevens from the bay area. we will have more in a live report next half hour. >> secretary of state, hillary clinton has paid east debt finally from the 2008 presidential rain. she made the final payment of $73,000 to a political advisor on december 31, the last of the campaign debt of $12 million. since she faced fundraising restrictions as secretary of state her husband, former president bill clinton, did a lost fundraising for her. >> good news and bad news for football fans who want tickets to see the super bowl in the big easy. the good news? ticket prices are cheaper than a year ago this time. the bad news? you will need a second mortgage to buy them. cornell? >> will. 49er stayed taking shape behind me and some fans, will, they are taking to desperate measures to get their way to the super bowl in new orleans. it is possible that it will cost you big time. this week, 49 season ticket
. but outside afghanistan, the obama administration has been hesitant to put more boots on the ground. so they'll continue to rely heavily on drones. >> predators and reapers are the signature weapon of the war against al qaeda. >> reporter: president bush launched the first wave of drone strikes, mostly targeting al qaeda leaders in pakistan. then president obama took office and increased the number of targets. he expanded the program into yemen, where al qaeda was planning attacks on the u.s. and sboob lawless somalia. the pentagon and cia have been working together in those areas. over the next four year, officials want to specifically grow the partnership between intel and special operations forces. >> it is central to our ability to solve our most pressing national security challenges. >> reporter: perhaps the most pressing, a cyber attack that instruments communication, transportation and vital services across multiple states. >> these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. >> reporter: it may not even be phys
to struggle with the debt crisis that the obama administration fears could affect positive economic trends here in the u.s.. >> google is setting up new headquarters in the u.k. that when all is said and done could be worth nearly $2 billion. >> the mountain view based company has purchased a 2.4 a. plot in london's king's cross king'sgppg;e plans to build a 1 million square foot, 11 story office. construction is expected to start later this year and is expected to be finished in 2016. >> amazon is taking another step to try and lessen apple scrip over on device music sales. >> the online retailer says it is launching the h t m l five mp 3 store specifically for the iphone and ipad itouch. >> amazon is offering 22 million tracks on its mobile website amazon .com/m p 3. >> when a user makes a purchase, it is automatically transferred to their amazon cloud player and can be played back using a mobile app. >> apple has received a petition to have a national rifle association game app removed. critics say the app is both inappropriate and insensitive. >> the game called nra practice range incl
attacks blocked a main road linking the targeted town with the capital. the obama administration meanwhile reportedly has decided to exclude cia drone strikes in pakistan from new legal oversight for targeted killings overseas. the washington post reports counter-terrorism adviser and cia-nominee john brennan has signed off on a plan to exempt the drone attacks in pakistan from a list of operations that would be covered under newly enacted rules. areas covered in the so-called play book include the process for adding names to kill lists, the principles for killing u.s. citizens abroad, and the command chain for authorizing cia or u.s. military strikes outside war zones. the exemption of drone strikes in pakistan would allow the cia to continue carrying them without -- tearing them without a legal framework for a to two years. the hostage standoff in a jury of his ended in the deaths of dozens of people, including up to 48 of the captured workers. algerian forces say they recovered at least 25 bodies after storming the militant held gas complex saturday, bringing the confirmed death toll to
>> bret: finally tonight, the obama administration has been criticized lately for its lack of diversity within its staff. particularly its lack of women. the latest report has the level of intrigue and mystery to the latest lack of diversity reports. many of them using a certain recent photo. >> this photo that shows the president surrounded by all male advisors, although the white house says top aide valerie jarrett is hidden behind the men. [ laughter ] >> that's just valerie jarrett's style. here she is at the 2008 inauguration. here she is at tiananmen square. here she is with buzz buzz aldrn on the moon. she is like a living where's wall doe. here she is behind wall waldo. please stay with us all weekend long for special coverage of the presidential inauguration. megyn kelly and i will be here. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. '. >> bill: tonight on "the fox report" americans still working to free americans in algeria. now we know one is dead. plus, what to make of the lance armstrong confe
... aircraft. >> catherine: in world news. an update on the hostage situation in algeria. the obama administration has flatly rejected an offer to free two americans held by militants in exchange for convicted terrorists. u.s. officials say one american worker was found dead at a bp-operated natural gas plant seized by extremists. algerian forces launched a rescue operation yesterday. algerian t-v- reports special forces have freed 650 hostages. however the number of unclear. a total of 12 hostages were killed in the rescue effort. in response the u.s. has urged algeria to use "utmost care" to preserve innocent life. >> the second part of lance armstrong's tell-all interview with oprah winfrey is set to air later tonight. but last night's revealing part one is still generating a lot of discussion and backlash. armstrong for the first time publicly confessed to using performance enhancing drugs while winning a record 7 tour-de-france titles. even by his own admission. armstrong's apology came too late for some of his former teammates and close friends. the head of the u-s anti- dopin
, washington. >> everybody loves those behind the scenes peeks. the obama administration decided to cut down to just two official balls this year, because the economic state of the country, they wanted to scale back. it's the fewest in decades. >> that makes sense for what's going on right now. >> reality of the times. did you get your invite? >> i got mine. >> no. mine. >> no. >> big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types of plans
for the obama administration as it approaches its second term including this. >> this is the new official photo of the president. it was taken in the oval office in early december. most of the inauguration ceremonies will take place monday in washington, d.c. you can see live coverage right here on cbs 5. >>> first lady michelle obama has a new do for the inaugural festivities. take a look. she showed it off yesterday on her 49th birthday and, of course, all the gossip websites are abuzz about this. you can see bangs are there. an example, yahoo uk praised the look but said, quote, is it the work of her long-standing hairdresser or dare we say it an impressive set of clippions? okay. >> wow. >> what do you think? >> it looks good. i like the bangs. >> does. 49, looking good. >>> 6:53. coming up a final check of traffic and weather and all your top stories. >> we'll be right back. during sleep train's huge year end clearance sale, get beautyrest, posturepedic even tempur-pedic mattress sets at low clearance prices. plus, get free same-day delivery, set-up
in tough neighborhoods. >> reporter: the obama administration offered its assistance in rescue operations, but the algerian military refused the help. >> france does confirm that one of its citizens is among the dead. he was a former soldier working security at that site. >>> as the controversy surrounding college football star manti te'o and his fake girlfriend continues to unfold, people are also reacting to the news of who may have started the whole thing. a southern california man and former friend of te'o is believed to be behind the hoax. tuiasosopo's former teacher doesn't believe her former student was capable of such deception. >> extremely bizarre that this would be a boy who would play a prank on someone. >> it's still unclear whether te'o was involved or was just a victim. but notre dame is standing behind their star, claiming he was the victim of a cruel joke. >>> new tonight, it's such a problem that san francisco is hosting an international conference to deal with graffiti. cbs 5 finds out one solution may be to fight taggers
with issues that actually matter to our future. everything i'm hearing from kristi and the obama administration right now leads to scoring more little points. i think it really speaks fully to what we can expect to the next four years. it causes concerns about the problems for the next president. >> he doesn't have to run for reelection, why not go for something big? >> he already has. i think that most historians would agree that his legacy on health care reform, something that is alluded many -- eluded many past presidents will be his legacy. it's not as glamorous, getting us out of the bush recession, something else he accomplished. he's looking to create big change in the second term. i'll give you another example, immigration reform, something where there are signs of hope. we saw this week john mccain, lindsey graham said they would be willing to work with senate democrats and the president to get something done. there's another area that he could possibly succeed where many before him have not. >> how about getting a budget out of the senate, chris? how about that for a st
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out our locals guide. >>> right now it's 6:36, and coming up, challenges ahead for the obama administration, with no pressure of an upcoming campaign. "meet the press" moderator, david gregory, will be live in the studios next to give us his perspective. >>> could we have rain and snow on inauguration day? chuck is back next. >>> and today we a there is no mass-produced human. every human being is unique. and there is one store that recognizes it. the sleep number store. the only place in the world you'll find... the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. an exclusive collection of innovations that totally individualizes your sleep. pillows that adjust for cradling comfort. temperature-balancing bedding. dual warmth comforters. all designed around the sleep number bed: a bed with dual-air technology that allows you to adjust to the support your body needs. each of your bodies. in the name of human individuality: the sleep number collection. discover how our sleep ofessionals can individualize your sleep experience. exclusively at one of our 400 sleep number stor
of an obama-biden administration? well, a vast majority say, according to the latest fox news opinion poll. what do you think of government spending, is it managed carefully or out of control? right now 83% of you say it's out of control. back in april of 2009, when they were just getting started with the stimulus, 62. so, it's gone up 21% in about the last four years. >> alisyn: i find that wording, also amusing. who thinks the government spending is being managed carefully. 11% is actually the shocking number. >> the shocking word is managed. >> alisyn: and carefully. >> a fire hose of cash. i will say the best thing the president can do for his legacy and starting to talk, i don't think that the president needs a library and now talking he wants a library maybe in chicago. talking about his legacy, most important thing he could do is tax reform and deficit control. if he could put those two things together, that'd be bigger than health care. >> steve: you know what? if he were to work with the republicans talking reform-- >> i think that's a lock for next year. >> steve: well, he wants
also looked at policies and what has been the effort on the part of the obama administration over the last four years to address health care, the economic situation, some of the other issues that are important to the country as a whole. guest: the importance of bringing kids that age and even little ones who did not speak, my mother took me when i was four years old to see senator john f. kennedy come to our home town of louisville, kentucky, and do a campaign rally. we were roman catholics alike and understand when it is important to us as a family or individual, my mother wanted us to be there. she got there early and was in front of the podium to see the senator. when he became president, i know how many full that was for her. politicalbecame a science is probably because of it. -- and i became a political scientist because of it. guest: i have had to do presentations. even though my child won't remember, when he is older, i will show that to him. it is historic to go for the white house and be around the president but certainly, in the history making moment of an african ameri
head and that question is, can we stop using guns? >> the obama administration has come under fire for incorporating the children into that news conference. some conservatives say the children are being used as props. >>> and this weekend scores of children, their parents, and others will descend on washington ahead of president obama's inauguration. the chairs are being placed. dress rehearsals are taking place, but if you're headed to d.c., you better bundle up because the forecast calls for flurries on inauguration day. national guardsmen from more than 25 states making their way to the nation's capital. an estimated 6,000 will be on hand to help with security. and while it may be crowded on the roads, the scene will be a little less hectic at dulles international, the region's busiest airport may close one of its runways to accommodate the private planes flying in some parts -- flying in vips from across the country. >>> our own vip, wolf blitzer, he'll be hosting "the situation room" live from the national mall this afternoon, that starts at 4:00 p.m. eastern and we'll have sp
up the latino vote. going forward in his second term, the obama administration can expect the latino community will keep a close eye on whether or not the president can deliver his promise on comprehensive immigration reform. nick valencia, cnn. >> so given the la to inknow voter support, it is no surprise the president has set immigration reform as a top priority for his second term. now gun control has also vaulted to the top of that list. those are also big priorities for los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa. he joins me now. it's always great to see you. >> great to be with you and john and kate, as well. >> mayor, you sent a letter recently to vice president biden as he was working on his gun control proposals. you had some suggestions for him. what did you say? >> we need universal background checks. 40% of all the gun sales don't require a background check because they're private sales. we need to toughen our gun laws. we need assault weapons ban. we need to make sure that we deal with gun trafficking and what they call straw purchasers. these are people that buy guns legall
that in an inaugural address? >> it's a little bit surprising, but given his history, the obama administration's history with the repeal of don't ask, don't tell and also his revolution of gay marriage, it's not that surprising. >> what about you, greg? you were surprised he specifically mentioned stonewall. >> i was surprised that he mentioned stonewall because it's not something you hear when they talk about civil rights, especially from a president, so that really struck me when he said that. >> what do you think it does for gay people not only in this country but around the world? >> i hope it pushes us forward and makes us equal with everyone else, included with everyone else in the country. >> do you feel an additional sense of pride having heard the president mention that today? >> yes, i do. i really do. it makes me feel good to be an american right now and makes me think things will be better in the future. >> thanks pho boto both of you, thanks to the students from kentucky who stood around and waite waited. for you, it was really a speech about better equality? >> i think speeches a
years with the obama administration with cbs. we've seen the results of that conflict of interest play out when questions are asked. >> steve: where he writes in slate, the lefty blog u got to destroy the republican party. i guess he just wants one party which would essentially make it a dictatorship. in the article he's blaming all the woes in washington on those darn republicans. i guess he's forgotten about the do nothing democrats in the u.s. senate, who haven't passed a budget in three years. i guess he forgot about the fact that the republicans actually are now talking about voting tomorrow on extending the debt limit so there is not a fight. and about how about a month ago, they raised taxes on the rich. he's forgetting all about that. he's just trying to help barak obama with a successful four years. >> right. he makes this argument in piece that republicans have been the ones standing in the way of president obama's first term agenda. if i recall correctly, president obama has spent a lot of money, there hasn't been a lotting spending cuts at all, in fact. president obama got
in the community. >> when you look at the last administration who never went in the community. >> the obama who made the most impact is michelle. you have seen her doing a lot more work at schools between her gardens that she has at the whitehouse, you know, that has local school kids. she has been to places like anacostia high school. i can't remember the name of the movie but the child obesity movement has put her in direct contact with a lot more of this community, i think, than anything the president has done, which is fine. there is nothing wrong with that. he showed up at the chili bowl once, i believe with the former may. that was the end of that. at that couple of restaurants but i would say michelle is the one who has the most impact on the city. i have no problem with that. >> ted's bulletin. she has been to good stuff, just down the street. that barbecue joint. >> ken income's. >> dickies is off h street. >> i am trying to think. i am where it is. i can walk on to it. the fish shall sandwich is understanding it a little bit. four pieces of fish on top
, the same time on sunday that bob schieffer likens obama's battle against the fun owners as a fight against the nazis. if you are in a country that the administration accuses you of ginning up propaganda and the media citing with you to call you nazis, your paranoia might be justified. >> andrea: this is on the heels of white house telling paul ryan it won't meet a budget deadline. 1300 days we still don't a budget. he is saying i've been busy. sorry, i wouldn't get to the budget thing. as i mentioned in the "a" block, president obama said newtown, connecticut, was the hardest day of his presidency. we sat around for a week and not only us but others saying we need to do something. the approach i would have suggested, is to try to figure out a way to make some of this bipartisan at the outset and do the executive orders on the back end of that effort. instead he put the cart in front of the horse, now the horse won'tbe go anywhere. >> andrea: he hasn't cut spending at all. it's not even on the radar screen. >> eric: i don't think this is a distraction. this is an important time, not only in
in the administration a man of integrity. former obama aide was chief domestic policy adviser. >> dennis traveled extensively with the president. when you spend day in and day out with someone in a high stakes, very stressful set of circumstances, you get to know them well. i think they think very similarly but at the same time they are very straightforward and honest with each other. dennis isn't afraid to challenge the president. >> barns said that while m mcdonough is known for his foreign policy shops, he will be able to handle the issues. and he knows how capitol hill works. something that will be crucial in the coming fiscal fights. now, the suspected announcement comes as the president is criticized for a lack of diversity among to have staffers. his choices for secretary of defense, secretary of defense, secretary of treasury and cia director are all men. wolf? >> athena jones at the white house with the latest on that, an important position indeed. thank you. >>> monday's inauguration is a big day for president obama. historic day for the entire country. it's also a
, the incoming treasure secretary. both parts of the administration. president obama facing a bit of a fight for his next secretary of defense, chuck hagel, on capitol hill. >> the president, with a big smile. same, big, gregarious charm on the platform. >> as you were talking about the clinton foundation, president carter's work, as well, president obama will have to start thinking what he will do in his postpresidency. matthew dowd, talk about president george w. bush. he also has set up a foundation in texas. >> one of the things that immediately happened afterwards, was the decision where the presidential library is. what initiative do you want to be in, postpresidency. and how do you want to conduct yourself in the aftermath of your presidency? and that's a huge part of what goes into the next four years. >> crowd gathering on the mall right there. >> again, we urge all of you to bring your families in to watch because an inauguration speech is not just another speech. i want to go to mark updegrove right now. as you watch, as a historian. mark? >> the inauguration speech is an opportun
morning. it is official. president obama's second term is underway. he took the oath of office in a short ceremony moments ago at the white house. the oath was administratorred by chief justice john roberts. this is the third time that the president and john roberts have gotten together to do the oath of office. you might recall that four years ago during president obama's inauguration. chief justice flubbed the words of the inauguration so out of an abundance of caution the two men got together to resay it. that was the private ceremony with just the president's family there. there will be a public swearing in tomorrow on the national mall where they are expecting a crowd that will be smaller that they had four years ago where nearly 2 million people showed up. they are expecting maybe 800,000 people to be out here. there will being the traditional parade and two inaugural balls. security is extremely tight with 13,000 military and law enforcement people who will be in the crowd. but it will be scaled back but it will still be majestic with all the pomp we are used to seeing in an inaugu
that things that i do further my husband's administration. >> reporter: and the president is also showing off a new look, sort of. just moments ago, the white house released this new official portrait of president obama. this is also on the white house flicker page. all this, as he prepares to start another four years as commander in chief. savannah? >> when you say new look, i'm expecting bangs but thank you so much. >> i don't think that's good for the president, no. >> it's a big weekend, of course, for the president. we will all be down there this weekend. "weekend today" will be there, lester, erica, jenna, dylan for a special edition of "weekend today." and monday morning, matt, willie, al, natalie and i will have coverage of the events, the ceremony, parade, all the pomp and circumstance as it were. >> it's always an amazing event to actually watch unfold. we hope you'll join us monday morning and throughout the weekend. >>> let's get a check of your weather now from al. >> thank you so much, guys. our friends are all hanging out, little on the chilly side here. we have had snow -- thi
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